‘Tis ths season to be festive, tis the season to be fabulous, as we wind down for the year we are so excited to welcome back the styling wizard that is Eclectic Creative (because everyone remembers the beautiful Australian Christmas these guys shared with us a few years ago) for a modern take on a fun and festive Australian Christmas look.

Captured by Berry Studio and styled together as a collaboration between Eclectic Creative & Studio Georg, a project that gave the team a sense of hope as they worked to plan every detail during Melbourne’s second lockdown. “Honestly, this was what the Dr ordered (scuse’ the pun) it really was an amazing effort and way to shake off those post lockdown blues” admits stylist Jessica.

With the heat of the Australian summer in mind, a fresh take on the traditional red & green colour palette was needed! Set on a sweet stripe tablecloth (actually fabric sourced from The Fabric Store) a table was set. Jessica noting “Georgia found it and it set the scene for the colour palette and layers. We both said, if the fabric arrives in time, we’ll use it. If not, we will dream something else up. (This is a common theme with being a stylist and Interior Designer, you really do need to be flexible and have the ability to make things work and think on your feet.) Luckily the fabric arrived because it was the perfect complement to the modern pieces the duo sourced. Starting with crockery, glasses, candles and sweet bee forks from The Source Homewares. There were blush napkins from Canvas + Sasson, cases and candleholders from Marmoset Found, coloured Lope Home glassware, tall Maison Balzac candles and Bed Bath N’ Table & Target for beautifully coloured glass ornaments (and cutlery!). There were Christmas crackers – these whimsical ones from Meri Meri at each place setting alongside a decadent, gourmet CRUMBLED.byem biscuit.

Even the mantle was dressed, artwork by Millie Thwaites taking centre stage, alongside Bridget Bodenham ceramic vases and Studio Henry gold decorations.

Elsa Thorp came to the party in a big way when it came to flowers, bringing the look together with blooms in the tone of vintage orange and raspberry pink, alongside plenty of greenery.

“The logistics for planning a shoot is quite intense, especially when you are enlisting the help from multiple suppliers all across Australia, however doing this together was a testament to how well Georgia and I just click.”

So tell us, dear reader, just which of these styling elements will you steal?